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Men of Fire

Grant, Forrest, and the Campaign that Decided the Civil War
Narrated by: Tom Weiner
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: History, American
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In 1862 Ulysses S. Grant achieved what President Lincoln had sought since the start of the War: the first decisive Union victory. Fought on the western edge of the theater, the Forts Henry and Donelson campaign was a gruesome omen of what was to come.

Grant, until then an obscure brigadier general with a reputation for drink, became the fighting man of the hour, earning the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant for his relentless pounding of the Confederates. But he had a match in ruthlessness in Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest, cavalry commander in the Henry and Donelson campaign, proved a counterweight to Grant: quick and nimble to the former's steady plodding, a ruthless slaveholder and future KKK Grand Wizard to Grant's abolitionism.

Hurst captures the battle of these two great men and armies in all its destructive glory.

©2002 Jack Hurst (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The best all-around recent life of Forrest." (Kirkus)
"An outstanding study of one of the Civil War's more controversial generals. Essential." (Library Journal)

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